Roussillon


Our Roussillon Wineries


Clos del Rey

Jacques Montagne started the Clos del Rey in 2001. His grandparents were already making dry table wine from the family’s choice properties in Maury. His son Julien, who has worked for the Mas Amiel, joined him last year. The high-elevation vineyards southeast of the village, where much of their fruit grows, preserves freshness and warded ...

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Clos des Fees

« I had a vision that in Roussillon, we could produce great wines equal to the best. Now this dream is becoming a reality » A restaurateur and wine writer in previous lives, Hervé Bizeul practices a ruthlessly controlled viticultural regimen in the dramatically rocky, yet clay-permeated limestone environment north of Ving ...

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Domaine Danjou-Banessy

Located at Espira, a few kilometres away from Rivesaltes, Domaine Danjou-Banessy is an old family estate that was producing only fortified and dry rancio wines until Benoit took over from his father 10 years ago. His brother, Sebastien, an English teacher, joined the domaine full time 5 years ago. They are now producing dry whites and reds fro ...

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Domaine des Enfants

Domaine des Enfants was founded by Marcel Buhler, a Swiss-born perfectionist who arrived in Roussillon in 2007.  More than half of his 23 hectares of vines, located in 20 parcels in seven communes, were planted before the Second World War, and some of the vines were even planted over 100 years ago.   From the beginning his intention ...

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Domaine des Soulanes

The estate is named after the local word (Soulane) for a south-southeast facing hillside. Now 18 hectares in the stoney hilly back-lands between Tautavel and Maury it is owned by Cathy and Daniel Laffite. It's nothing but hard dry stones and flaky schist. According to Mark James (http://www.winewriting.com/), Daniel quipped "I get thr ...

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Domaine La Tour Vieille

The Domain was created in 1982, resulting from the union of two established wine producing families with Vincent Cantié already at Collioure and Christine Campadieu joining him from Banyuls-sur-Mer. Their two Catalan families have been linked to wines for many générations. The chai is in the heart of their vineyard in the ...

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Domaine le Roc des Anges

The domain of 20 hectares was created in February 2001 by 23 year old Marjorie Gallet. Exposed to wine at an early age (she grew up near Côte Rôtie), she earned her degree at Montpellier while doing apprenticeships with Yves Cuilleron and Pierre Gaillard in the northern Rhone. The domain is located in the valley of Agly, on shallow ...

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Domaine Les enfants sauvages

After a busy life working and living in a big city, Nikolaus and Carolin, both German, decided to start a new life in France. They bought in 2001 a domaine located 30 km north of Perpignan, near Fitou. They started with the help of Olivier Pithon who lent them a part of his cellar for their first vintage. The vineyards are on limestone soil an ...

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Domaine Les Terres de Fagayra

The Gallets, owners and winemakers of Domaine le Roc des Anges, have acquired in 2007 a tiny new Domaine, Les Terres de Fagayra, giving Marjorie’s husband, Stephane, a chance to utilize the special talents for Maury that he honed as winemaker while at nearby Mas Amiel. This little known appellation yields wines of great structure and fla ...

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Domaine Madeloc

Pierre Gaillard, a vintner of Côte-Rôtie, had always been fascinated by the beauty of the Banyuls countryside and by the huge potential of the schist soil, the same as Cote Rotie. In 2002, he purchased the old estate of Mr Pagès. At the foot of the Pyrénées, the vineyard covers a total area of 29 hectares. The ...

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Domaine Modat

Philippe Modat is a Catalan who has returned to his roots. His grandfather had vines and Philippe’s legal studies in Bordeaux triggered his own interest in wine. He bought land and vines in 2007, in partnership with his father, from a coop member in Cassagnes, on a 300 metres altitude plateau in the Agly valley. Philippe is converting th ...

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Domaine Olivier Pithon

Olivier Pithon has been involved with wine from a very early age. His Grandfather was a vine grower in Anjou and when Olivier was four, his big brother, the famed Jo Pithon, settled on the hillsides of Layon. After learning his craft in Bordeaux where he was taught "the sensitivity to how wines can become pleasure, balance and lightness&q ...

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Domaine Tribouley

Tribouley – an outsider (he was a social worker in his previous life) who understudied with Gauby and then began his own estate in 2002 – farms roughly 15 hectares biodynamically in the heart of the fabulous terroirs of the Roussillon in Latour de France. Yields are very low. He is a non-interventionist in the cellar. Jean-Louis li ...

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La Nouvelle donne

Wilfried Walt, a former student in biochemistry in Montpellier and in oenology in Dijon, started his domaine in 2007. He bought 5 hectares of old vines about to be uprooted near Calce, at the Done pass (Col de la Done). His farming is organic, respectful of the environment. His winemaking is modern, with cold pre-fermentation maceration and so ...

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Le Soula

Le Soula, started in 2001, is a joint enterprise between the famed Roussillon winemaker Gérard Gauby and Richards Walford Wine Importers. Le Soula is one of the estates that have helped create the reputation of the Agly valley. The estate has been organic since the beginning and is now biodynamic. Gérald Standley, who joined Le S ...

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Mas Mudigliza

Aker a stint in Bordeaux, Dimitri Glipa moved in 2005 to the vineyards of Roussillon, in the highly coveted, rugged and dry area known as Fenouillèdes. Like many talented winemakers in the area, Mas Mudigliza produces wines from the best terroirs with alHtude and from old vines that impress with their intensity, mineral complexity, purity, fr ...

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